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Livestock board cuts jobs, approves furloughs

Livestock board cuts jobs, approves furloughs

The state Board of Livestock voted Thursday to terminate five jobs and furlough other workers to cope with a substantial shortfall in the Live…

December 18, 2014 6:40 pmLoading…

Veterinary program's future on the table at 2015 Legislature

Everything one needs to know about veterinarians can be gleaned from the back of a convention hall when veterinarians meet.

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Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Daines gets Senate committee assignments

Daines gets Senate committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.

December 16, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

HELENA — Montana’s next U.S. senator, Republican Steve Daines, says the new GOP-controlled Congress will have an active agenda next year, such…

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Bullock ready to roll dice on giant $300 million infrastructure bill

Bullock ready to roll dice on giant $300 million infrastructure bill

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is sending a massive $300 million Christmas tree of building projects to the 2015 Legislature, hoping lawmakers wo…

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Former first lady Carol Judge an advocate for health care, kids, equal rights

Former first lady Carol Judge an advocate for health care, kids, equal rights

HELENA — Former Montana first lady Carol Judge was a kind, gracious and remarkable woman who used her public role and her background as a regi…

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Stockgrowers meet with economic winds at their backs

Stockgrowers meet with economic winds at their backs

It’s a good time to be a cowboy.

December 12, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Newly elected Democratic lawmaker violated campaign laws, commissioner rules

Newly elected Democratic lawmaker violated campaign laws, commissioner rules

MISSOULA — The state commissioner of political practices ruled Thursday that Kimberly Dudik, a Democrat who narrowly won a seat in the 2015 Le…

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Unsuccessful Supreme Court candidate takes Nevada solicitor general job

Unsuccessful Supreme Court candidate takes Nevada solicitor general job

HELENA — Unsuccessful Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke said he intends to remain an active member of the State Bar of Montana …

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Commissioner: campaign complaint against Billings dismissed

Commissioner: campaign complaint against Billings dismissed

The City of Billings has prevailed in a political complaint filed over its campaign for a public safety mill levy.

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Commissioner: Planned Parenthood Advocates violated Montana campaign laws

Commissioner: Planned Parenthood Advocates violated Montana campaign laws

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana violated state law in its campaign against a Billings Republican in the 2014 elections, the state Comm…

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In farewell speech, Walsh calls for more civility in Washington

In farewell speech, Walsh calls for more civility in Washington

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh gave his farewell speech to the Senate on Wednesday and called for a return to civility in Washington.

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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

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Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

WASHINGTON — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will lead the Democratic governors' campaign arm as it looks to rebound from sweeping losses in the 20…

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Tom Richmond appointed to state Legislature

Tom Richmond appointed to state Legislature

Tom Richmond, former director of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, has been appointed to represent Blue Creek, Huntley and Lockwood in the 201…

December 09, 2014 11:34 am Photos

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Zinke outraised, outspent Lewis by more than 2-to-1

Zinke outraised, outspent Lewis by more than 2-to-1

HELENA — Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke raised and spent more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, in the race for Montana’…

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GOP candidates vie for vacant house seat in Lockwood

GOP candidates vie for vacant house seat in Lockwood

No matter which fill-in legislator is chosen to represent Lockwood and surrounding areas in the Montana House of Representatives in January, h…

December 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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House dress code requires that women be 'sensitive to skirt lengths and necklines'

House dress code requires that women be 'sensitive to skirt lengths and necklines'

HELENA — Some Democratic legislators are critical and social media posters are having a field day ridiculing a strict new dress code for the f…

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